entering randomly generated WPA keys

Sam Schinke sschinke at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 02:00:06 EDT 2005


Hi Jouni,

PSK's with quotes before the hash mark seem to behave oddly.

IE:

psk="this is a psk:" "#but it hasn't ended yet"

On 8/14/05, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 12:35:33AM -0700, Sam Schinke wrote:
> 
> > It seems that there is a wpa_supplicant.conf parsing malfeature that
> > makes it difficult to directly enter randomly generated ascii WPA keys
> > that contain certain sequences (specifically, comments and the pound
> > character, " and #).
> 
> Hmm.. Can you please send an example configuration file showing this
> issue? I'm not completely sure what you mean since following examples
> work in my tests:
> 
>     psk="1234"678"
> 
> PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=8):
>      31 32 33 34 22 36 37 38                           1234"678
> 
> 
>     psk="1234#678"
> 
> PSK (ASCII passphrase) - hexdump_ascii(len=8):
>      31 32 33 34 23 36 37 38                           1234#678
> 
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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